Iowa marching band tries out new indoor facility
IOWA CITY (AP) — The University of Iowa marching band is trying out a new, $15-million indoor facility for the first time after stormy weather blew through Iowa City this week.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports the Hawkeye Marching Band used to rehearse on a field along Park Road. Bad weather usually puts the nearly 250-member band behind schedule during its annual preseason camp, but students were able to rehearse inside on Wednesday.
The new building also will be used for sports, including baseball, softball and soccer. It has athletic turf with yard markers, and acoustic panels line the ceiling to enhance sound for the band.